I love that we have so many options for managing your period!  Menstrual cups in particular now come in all shapes and sizes and are offered by so many different brands.  I was so excited when the SELENACUP reached out to me because I love their products!  Their cups are Austrian-quality and an innovative, comfortable and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads.

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The SelenaCup is made from medical-grade silicone – hypoallergenic and free from latex, dyes, perfumes, BPA, plastic, phtalates, bleaches and other toxins.  The SELENACUP is convenient and easy to use. You can’t see it, you can’t feel it and if cared for correctly, it can be reused for many years – great both for the environment and your wallet.  I love that they offer two different styles-one is standard and one is aktiv for women with stronger pelvic floors!

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As you can see from the diagram, menstrual cups sit in the vaginal canal like a tampon without all of the harmful effects!   The SELENACUP should be worn as high so you can’t feel it. Whether you insert it further up the cervix or slightly lower, is a matter of taste, just be sure that you can still reach it.  You can try turning the cup a little by the grooves below after inserting it to ensure that it has unfolded and can form a seal.  The SELENACUP is easy to insert using one of the common folds:

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Removal is simple with the ring at the bottom (one of the reasons I love this particular cup!).  To remove the cup you have to release the seal first. I always recommend doing this for the first time in the shower or bathtub because it helps with the mess and also helps with relaxation (there won\’t always be a mess, but those first few times when you\’re getting the hang of things it\’s not a bad idea).   You release the seal by either hooking in one finger in the top or by squeezing the base of your SELENACUP with your index finger and thumb. It should come out without any effort. If you feel a resistance or ‘pull’, the seal has not been released.  The suction required for a menstrual cup to work is one of the reasons they\’re not recommended for IUD users.

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Why SELENACUPS are AWESOME:

Have questions about the SELENACUP?  Check out their FAQ for more information!

Have you tried a menstrual cup?  What was your experience?

This post sponsored in partnership with SELENACUP.  All opinions are my own.

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